With the documentary on June Carter Cash coming to Paramount+ Canada next week, we thought it was a good time to recommend some of the best newer music documentaries we’ve recently watched.
It doesn’t matter if you like the bands or artists involved. If you are a fan of music you will get something out of these docs.
Here are five newer music documentaries you should watch.
Beastie Boys Story (2020)
Directed by Spike Jonze and featuring Ad-Rock and Mike D, Beastie Boys Story takes an intimate and personal look at the Beastie Boys’ journey, exploring their rise to fame and their impact on hip-hop and pop culture. You can watch Beastie Boys Story on Apple TV+ in Canada.
Summer of Soul (2021)
This Oscar-winning documentary highlights the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, a monumental event that celebrated Black music and culture. Directed by Questlove, Summer of Soul has been praised for rediscovering a historical moment that was largely overlooked. You can watch Summer of Soul on Disney+ Canada.
The Beatles: Get Back (2021)
The Beatles: Get Back is a three-part documentary series directed by Peter Jackson that features previously unseen footage and offers a fresh perspective on the iconic band’s dynamics, creativity, and the making of their final studio album, Let It Be. You can watch The Beatles: Get Back on Disney+ Canada.
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021)
You might think a young artist like Billie Eilish doesn’t deserve a documentary yet, but Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry made us respect her and her career more than we already did. Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry is available to watch on Apple TV+ in Canada.
The Velvet Underground (2021)
Directed by Todd Haynes, this documentary provides a comprehensive and artistic exploration of The Velvet Underground. The film not only delves into the band’s music and impact on the music industry, but also examines the avant-garde art scene they were part of in New York City in the ’60s and ’70s. The Velvet Underground is available to watch on Apple TV+ in Canada.
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Photo credit: A scene from Beastie Boys Story. Courtesy Apple TV+.